Farm and rural land workshops / classes    

Welcome to Upcoming Workshops
Something for everyone!

Beginner Maple Producer Workshop
Thursday, January 16, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension
480 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Mr. Stephen Childs, New York State Extension Specialist in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University; will be the presenter. The workshop will cover a variety of aspects of maple syrup production including: why make maple syrup, tree identification, tree health, tapping, sap collection and handling, boiling, energy efficiency, finishing and grading syrup, canning, marketing and regulations. This workshop is aimed at the beginning maple producer and would be useful to the homeowner looking to tap a few trees in the backyard.

The fee is $10.00 per family. To register or for additional information, contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 585-394-3977 x 427 or 436 or email Nancy with your name, address and phone number.

Grape Pruning Workshop | Cornell Hops Conference | Local Flavor, Making it Farm to Table Presented by Finger Lakes Culinary Bounty (FLCB)

Pruning Workshops
Friday, March 6, 2015
9:00 am – Noon
Finger Lakes Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard
Anthony Road Wine Company
1020 Anthony Road
Penn Yan, NY 14527

Are you interested in learning how to prune grape vines? Then you won't want to miss the Finger Lakes Grape Program's pruning class and hands-on demonstration. There will be a brief indoor session with plenty of time to get familiarized with proper techniques and ask any questions you may have. Then participants will go outside and all attendees will have the opportunity to prune vines on three different training systems. The instructor will be Mike Colizzi, Viticulture Community Educator with the Finger Lakes Grape Program. Please remember to dress for the weather and bring your own pruning sheers.

Fee: $25.00/person
Pre-registration is required. Call Yates County Cooperative Extension at 315-536-5134 or Register on-line

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